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One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines working locally, nationally, and globally to attain sustainable optimal health for the ecosystem*. It is a cultural and behavioral concept with socioeconomic elements and impact.

*a biological community of living organisms (humans, animals, plants, and microbes) and their physical environment interacting as a system

"Livestock and the Sustainable Development Goals"


Shirley Tarawali, PhD

Assistant Director General, International Livestock InstituteTarawali

Dr. Shirley Tarawali is Assistant Director General at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) based in Nairobi, Kenya with responsibilities spanning strategy, planning, partnerships, communications and knowledge management.  She is also secretary to the ILRI Board of Trustees. Prior to this Shirley was Director of the People, Livestock and the Environment Theme at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with responsibilities across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.  Shirley holds a PhD in Plant Science from the University of London, UK.  Previously Shirley held a joint appointment with ILRI and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) based in Ibadan, Nigeria.  She has authored or co-authored over 50 articles in scientific journal or peer-reviewed publications and contributed in an authorship or editorial capacity to 38 books and proceedings articles.  Her fields of specialization include crop livestock and pastoral systems in sub Saharan Africa and Asia.  Shirley has 30 years experience in research for development in Africa and Asia and currently serves on a number of international scientific and editorial committees.

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: VMTH 101